Judicial appointments announced in Ontario Court of Justice: Myers, Kim, Restoule-Mallozzi

Myers is assigned to Newmarket, while Kim and Restoule-Mallozzi will work in Sudbury

Judicial appointments announced in Ontario Court of Justice: Myers, Kim, Restoule-Mallozzi

Attorney General Doug Downey has announced the appointment of three justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Nov. 18. Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve assigned Jennifer Lynne Myers to Newmarket and Leonard Kim and Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi to Sudbury.

Justice Myers admitted to the Ontario bar in 2002, has worked as an assistant Crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s guns and gangs prosecution unit and as a self-employed criminal defence lawyer that handled cases before the Ontario Review Board, the Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, said a bulletin from the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Myers has represented the Criminal Lawyers Association on the Integrated Domestic Violence Court Planning Committee and Working Group and has volunteered with the Southern Ontario Amazing Race, which supports the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, and with the Ontario Justice Education Network, where she coached high school students for competitive mock trials.

Justice Kim, called to the bar in 2005, has been regional counsel to the Provincial Drugs and Impaired Driving Team, in which role he advised the director of Crown operations on impaired driving matters of regional and provincial significance, advised Crowns and police on complex impaired driving matters in Ontario’s North Region and litigated constitutional challenges.

Kim has also been the designated hate crime prosecutor for the North, the regional hate propaganda expert for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s hate crimes working group and co-editor of the Hate Crime Newsletter. He has chaired the City of Greater Sudbury’s Diversity Advisory Panel, for which he drafted Sudbury’s first diversity policy statement, which was adopted in 2014.

Kim has also served as a founding board director of the Korean War Veterans of Canada Foundation, as a board director for the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of Ontario and the Law Society’s Equity Advisory Group and as vice president of the Korean Canadian Association of Sudbury, for which he organized celebrations with the community’s Korean war veterans and their widows.

Justice Restoule-Mallozzi, an Anishinabek citizen of Dokis First Nation, admitted to the bar in 2002, focuses her practice on Indigenous law. For First Nations communities, she has offered legal services and report writing to facilitate land management, law and policy development and dispute resolution; has provided training on Indian Act by-laws; has written a plain language guide on Ontario’s legal system; has developed governance policies; and has advised Indigenous non-profit organizations on legal responsibilities.

Restoule-Mallozzi has also revised national training materials on implementing matrimonial property laws and has facilitated sessions on human trafficking. She was the director of Halton Community Legal Services, where she worked with legal and social justice partners to promote access to justice and reconciliation within the justice sector,

Restoule-Mallozzi was chairperson and trustee of the Okikendawt Hydro and Dokis Community Trust and member of the Dokis First Nation Research Ethics Advisory Group, where she developed a research policy focusing on the local values of knowing and sharing and clarified the roles and responsibilities of researchers and participants.

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